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|Lincoln County, Nevada|
|Country||United States of America|
|Named for||Abraham Lincoln|
|Area||21273.8 sq mi (55099 km2)|
|Based on||Lincoln County, Nevada|
Lincoln County is a county located in the American state known as Nevada. As of 2010, the total amount of population was 5,345. The state's county seat is Pioche, which is an unincorporated town, and its largest city is Caliente.
Lincoln County was founded in 1866 following the congressional enlargement of Nevada, moving its state line eastward and southward at the expense of both Utah and Arizona states. It is named after the former US president Abraham Lincoln's surname. Original legislation called for the creation of a "Stewart County", after Nevada Senator William M. Stewart, but this was later changed in a substitute bill. Crystal Springs was the county's first seat in 1866, followed by Hiko in 1867, and Pioche in 1871.
Lincoln County initially included the city of Las Vegas. However Las Vegas was separated from Lincoln County which established Clark County effective in July 1, 1909 from the act of the Nevada Legislature.
Area 51 is secretly located in Lincoln County and the county sheriff acts in proxy for the perimeter security forces.
- Lincoln County, Nevada in Wikipedia